Kosciusko County man takes plea deal after car chase incident

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WARSAW, Ind. (News Now Warsaw): A Kosciusko County man accused of two attacks last summer has agreed to a plea deal in the case.

25-year-old Alexander Jackson of Syracuse was scheduled to go on trial this summer facing eight felony counts, including attempted murder.

Jackson is accused of two incidents, the first of which involves him chasing his former brother-in-law Nathaniel Boyer in a pickup truck on State Road 13 last July. He allegedly fired a gun at the vehicle Boyer was in. Court documents say Jackson was then shot and injured by a Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Deputy.

Under a plea agreement, the attempted murder charge was reduced to attempted aggravated battery, a level 3 felony. Jackson also agreed to plead guilty to four other felony counts, including battery on a law enforcement officer. The remaining three charges were dropped, according to the Times Union.

Because Jackson’s father is Kosciusko County Commissioner Brad Jackson, the case will be handled by Elkhart County. Sentencing is set for June 30.